April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive set

A competition between the Valley’s finest will be held Saturday, May 13.  The 16th Annual North Valley Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be held at Pioneer Market (5034 Coakley Drive) in Mariposa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  More...

Mariposa County Fire Response Log

April 17 - 23

• EMS -8 • Fires -6 • Public Assists - 1 • Auto Collisions - 1   More...

Casey to retire as JCF controller, Harrison hired

Carl Casey feels like it’s time to close the books.  Casey, who has worked as a controller for the John C. More...

Former Mariposan publishes book to honor grandparents  Free Access 

It took her three years, but Toni Harty finally published her novel — and she’s excited to share it. More...

Questions remain as dry well program set to close

What happens when a well goes dry is obvious.  Other means have to be found to supply water.  That was the case for many people in Mariposa County as effects of the drought were felt everywhere.  “It was all over the County,&rd More...

Breakfast for mom slated in N. County

Whether you see your mom every morning or only on rare occasions, there is an opportunity to make Mother’s Day this year a special occasion. The Coulterville History Center’s Mothers Day Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 14. More...

Gold mine group open house is set for Saturday

An open house at Fremont Gold Mining is set for Saturday, April 29.  It will be at company headquarters at 7585 Highway 49 North in Bear Valley. The time is 10 a.m. More...

Celebration of conservation coming Sunday to Mariposa

Wide variety of activities slated at Arts Park

Mark Scrimenti is a busy man. But the Yosemite National Park employee wanted to do something to better his community. That’s why he has been working diligently on organizing the first-ever Arbor Day Festival in Mariposa. More...

PUC sets May meeting in Merced, attendees sought

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has scheduled a voting meeting in Merced. Included on the agenda for the meeting is Pacific Gas & Electric’s General Rate Case, which forms the basis of customer rates for 2017-2019. More...

Free pancake breakfast is offered for cancer survivors

Relay for Life Mariposa will be holding its cancer survivors free pancake breakfast and an all-day fundraiser at Steve’s Sportsmans Café on Saturday, May 6.  The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Your photos

Reader Natalie Gilbertson took this photo of bald eagles near an area lake. She called it an “amazing day.” Do you have a photo for this weekly feature? More...

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log

April 17 - Loose roosters were reported on Highway 49 South. • A physical altercation was reported on Enramada Drive in Lake Don Pedro. • Found property was reported at Pony Expresso. More...

JCF preparing for PRIME program

John C. Fremont Healthcare District was recently awarded a five year grant for participation in the PRIME Program offered by the California Department of Health Services.  More...

Four Seasons dinner to help Ewing Wing

The annual Four Seasons benefit dinner for the Ewing Wing will be held on Saturday, May 13, at the Senior Center in Mariposa.  It is located at 5246 Spriggs Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. More...

Library book sale is coming again this spring

The Mariposa County Friends of the Library’s semiannual book sale is once again happening the first weekend in May.  More...

Time running out for ‘Best Of’ voting

Time is running out for persons to select their “best of “ choices in Mariposa County.  Each year, the Mariposa Gazette seeks input from the public about a wide variety of services offered in the County.  The deadline for voting More...

Big Oak Flat Road to open Monday

Yosemite National Park officials said Tuesday the Big Oak Flat Road will be opening next Monday.  Acting Yosemite Superintendent Chip Jenkins told the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors Highway 120 will open during daylight hours.  More...

Museum to host open house on Butterfly weekend

The Mariposa Museum and History Center will be hosting their annual open house during the Butterfly Festival on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. More...

General trout season opens April 29

The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will begin Saturday, April 29, one hour before sunrise. More...

Cleaning up

Shown are the top two prize winners at the inaugural Mariposa Clean Sweep held this past Saturday. Bill Peterson, left, is shown with his new riding lawn mower which was the top prize. More...

North County History Center sets annual meeting Sunday

The annual meeting of the Northern Mariposa County History Center will take place on Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at the “event” barn at Big Table Ranch.  More...

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